Mesoleptostrophia Harper and Boucot 1978 (lamp shell)

Strophomenata - Strophomenida - Leptostrophiidae

Synonyms: Leptostrophiella, Mitchellella

Parent taxon: Leptostrophiidae according to A. Williams et al. 2000

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Barbaestrophia, Brachyprion, Castellaroina, Chynistrophia, Eomegastrophia, Eostropheodonta, Gamphalosia, Gibberostrophia, Leptostrophia, Nervostrophia, Palaeoleptostrophia, Protoleptostrophia, Protomegastrophia, Retrorstrophia, Rotundostrophia, Tubulostrophia, Tudiaophomena, Tuvaechonetes, Tuvaestrophia, Velostrophia, Viodostrophia

Subtaxa: Mesoleptostrophia (Mesoleptostrophia) Mesoleptostrophia (Paraleptostrophia) Mesoleptostrophia cocksi Mesoleptostrophia filosa

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Devonian of Australia (7 collections), the Czech Republic (1), Myanmar (2), United States (41: New York)

• Jaani of Estonia (1), Lithuania (1)

• Silurian of Australia (1), China (3), the Czech Republic (8), Ireland (1), Lithuania (8), Mongolia (2), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (10), the United Kingdom (21), United States (3: Indiana, Maine)

Total: 111 collections including 112 occurrences

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